Flowering Shrubs

What's in Blooom March 18, 2016

Corylopsis sinensis  var. willmottiae
Corylopsis sinensis  var. willmottiae

 

Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant'_02
Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant'

 

Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Snow Cream'
Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Snow Cream'

 

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Magnolia stellata

 

Daffodils at the Tea House
Daffodils at the Tea House

 

Helleborus foetidus 'Red Silver' edit
Helleborus foetidus 'Red Silver'
These hellebores formed buds and new leaves during the unseasonably warm weather in January and that early growth was damaged when "proper" winter weather arrived in February, hence the desiccated brown bud in this photo. All of this luxurious new foliage, buds and flowers are testament to how hardy this hellebore is!

 

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Lilac buds

Aesculus pavia 'Humilis'
Chestnut buds


Just two of the many beauties in bloom this week:

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This shrub at the east corner of the Main House is a rare one--even Google can find very little written about it: There is no common name for this plant. It's full botanical name (at this point in time at least) is: x Pyracomeles (Pyracantha x Osteomeles) vilmorinii

Here is a description by Lazy S'S Farm Nursery:
Expensive because it's slow to root - 5 months to root a cutting! A hybrid between Pyracantha crenatoserrata (Chinese firethorn) and Osteomeles subrotunda originating in France in 1922 as a chance hybrid.

and by Cistus Nursery:
An interesting, arching cross between Pyracantha crenatoserrata and x Osteomeles subrotunda with small, lobed leaves, deeply cut, and profuse, white flowers followed by pink-red berries. Birds LOVE them. A 3-4' x 4-6', semi-evergreen shrub for a sunny bit of your garden in moist, well-drained soil. Deciduous but frost hardy at the bottom of USDA zone 6 and possibly into zone 5.

This peony is unusual, as well:
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From Perennials.com: Itoh Peonies are rare and unusual hybrids between Garden Peonies and Tree Peonies. There are several varieties, all highly sought after by collectors, yet are easy to grow and very hardy.


From Tony Avent's Plant Delights:
This 1996 Bill Seidel intersectional peony introduction (from Roger Anderson seed), produces large 10" wide flowers that emerge pastel yellow, highlighted by prominent maroon blotches in the center. As the yellow flowers age, they become suffused with light pink that progresses from the petal tips toward the center. Paeonia 'Pastel Splendor' makes a stunning, occasional reflowering, 3' tall, deer-resistant specimen with very sturdy stems, and great heat-tolerance thanks to its tree peony genes.


May 19 thru 26

Chionanthus retusus

Our Executive Director, Liz Johnson took this photo of Chionanthus retusus,
also called "Chinese Fringe Tree"

You can find a photo album of other flowering plants when you click
on the link, "Photo Album - Plants" in the upper right corner.


Front Gate/ Allée:
Tiarella cordifolia 'Delaware'
Tiarella cordifolia 'Octoraro'

Parking Area:
Rhododendron schlippenbachii
Cercis canadensis
Cornus alternifolia
Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon'
Dicentra eximia
Packera aurea
Rhododendron minus var. carolianum
Cercis canadensis
Halesia tetraptera
Aquilegia canadensis
Halesia tetraptera

Forecourt:
Trillium grandiflorum
Trillium sessile
Iberis sempervirens 'Purity'
Strelitzia
Narcissus ×odorus 'Plenus'
Viola labradorica
Rhododendron makinoi x pachysanthum
Viburnum macrocephalum
Magnolia 'Judy Zuk'
Geranium × 'Rozanne'
Geranium sanguineum var. striatum
Aesculus pavia 'Splendens'
Narcissus 'Stainless'
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

1st Tee and West Walk:
Armeria maritima 'Splendens'
Epimedium pinnatum subsp. colchicum
Neillia sinensis
Magnolia ×wieseneri
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'
Halesia tetraptera var. monticola 'Arnold Pink'
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae
Ajuga reptans 'Binblasca' (Black Scallop)
Daff Slope:
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Irish Elegance'- this is more next to the cascade than where the daff's were blooming

Main Lawn:
Corydalis lutea
Lamium maculatum 'Orchid Frost'
Iris germanica 'Immortality'
Iris pallida 'Albo-Variegata'
Iris sibirica 'Nana Alba'
Chionanthus retusus
Geranium × 'Rozanne'

Reflecting Pool Terrace:
Tulipa 'Bleu Aimable'
Helleborus ×hybridus (Obsidian Strain)
Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant- finishing
Narcissus 'Stainless'- finishing
Rhododendron 'Anita Gehnrich'
Rhododendron 'Solidarity'
Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Molly Schroeder'
Viburnum sargentii 'Onondaga'
Viburnum plicatum 'Mary Milton'
Viburnum macrocephalum
Allium aflatunense 'Purple Sensation'
Allium aflatunense
Prunus serrulata ‘ Kwanzan’
Dianthus ×allwoodii 'Frosty Fire'
Dianthus 'Kahori'
Aquilegia 'The Swarm'
Paeonia 'Claire de Lune'
Paeonia 'Cora Louise'
Paeonia 'Chalice'
Heuchera 'Stainless Steel'
Geranium maculatum 'Espresso'
Camassia ×leichtlinii 'Blue Heaven'

Croquet Lawn:
Cornus spp.
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Feng Dan Bai'
Tulipia 'Helmar'
Clematis 'Asao'

Garden of the Zodiac:
Syringa ×laciniata
Cornus spp.
Abelia mosanensis
Vinca
Aruncus dioicus

Summer House & Grape walk:
Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii'
Aesculus hippocastanum
Helleborus ×nigercors 'Green Heron'
Arabis sturii- fading
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album'

Tea House:
Iris 'Sierra Blue'
Iris sibirica 'China Spring'
Iris ensata
Corydalis ochroleuca
Viburnum rhytidophyllum- fading

Mag Lawn:
Neomarica caerulea

Cascade:
Syringa 'Evangeline'
Helleborus foetidus

Daffodil Slope:
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Irish Elegance'- this is close to the cascade, the daff's were blooming


May 12 thru May 17

This very interesting "Solomon's Seal", Polygonatum kingianum,
can be found growing by the Summer House.

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You can find a photo album of other flowering plants when you click
on the link, "Photo Album - Plants" in the upper right corner.

Front Gate and Allée:
Claytonia virginica
Tiarella cordifolia 'Delaware'
Tiarella cordifolia 'Octoraro'
Cercis canadensis 'Pennsylvania Pride Pink Heartbreaker' (Pink Heartbreaker PPAF™)

Around Parking Area:
Rhododendron schlippenbachii
Cercis canadensis
Cornus alternifolia
Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon'
Dicentra eximia
Packera aurea
Rhododendron minus var. carolianum
Halesia tetraptera

House Forecourt:
Geranium ×cantabrigiense 'St. Ola'
Viburnum macrocephalum f. keteleeri
Trillium grandiflorum
Trillium sessile
Iberis sempervirens 'Purity'
Geum triflorum
Strelitzia
Narcissus ×odorus 'Plenus'
Rhododendron makinoi x pachysanthum
Magnolia ‘Judy Zuk’

East Terrace:
Wisteria

Main Lawn:
Corydalis lutea
Lamium maculatum 'Orchid Frost'
Syringa vulgaris 'Wonder Blue'
Daphne ×transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance'
Exochorda ×macrantha 'The Bride'

West Walk:
Pyrus spp.
Malus spp.
Lamium maculatum 'Shell Pink'
Syringa ×hyacinthiflora 'Annabel'
Syringa oblata subsp. dilatata 'Cheyenne'
Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'
Ajuga reptans 'Binblasca' (Black Scallop)
Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue'
Brunnera macrophylla
Viburnum ×carlcephalum 'Cayuga'
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae
Halesia tetraptera var. monticola 'Arnold Pink'
Hesperis matronalis
Narcissus tripartite
Rhododendron 'Mary Fleming'
Epimedium pinnatum subsp. colchicum
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae
Neillia sinensis
Aesculus pavia 'Humilis'
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Reflecting Pool Terrace:
Cercis chinensis f. alba
Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns'
Aquilegia 'The Swarm'
Viburnum macrocephalum
Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Molly     Schroeder'
Viburnum sargentii 'Onondaga'
Viburnum plicatum 'Mary Milton'
Helleborus ×hybridus (Obsidian Strain)
Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant' - finishing
Geranium maculatum 'Espresso'
Narcissus 'Stainless' - finishing
Spiraea fritschiana 'Wilma' (Pink Parasols™)
Chaenomeles ×superba 'Cameo'
Chaenomeles japonica 'Atsuya Hamada'
Chaenomeles 'Scarlet Storm' - (this is a slightly lighter shade of Red than 'Atsuya Hamada')
Rhododendron 'Anita Gehnrich'
Rhododendron 'Solidarity'
Allium aflatunense 'Purple Sensation'
Allium aflatunense
Prunus serrulata ‘ Kwanzan’
Dianthus ×allwoodii 'Frosty Fire'
Dianthus 'Kahori'
Paeonia 'Claire de Lune'
Paeonia 'Chalice'
Tulipa 'Bleu Aimable'
Reflecting Pool:
Camassia ×leichtlinii 'Blue Heaven'

Croquet Lawn:
Cornus spp.
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Feng Dan Bai'
Tulipia 'Helmar' growing at the feet of
    the lions

Garden of the Zodiac:
Syringa ×laciniata
Chaenomeles 'O Yashima'
Trillium erectum

West Woods:
Polemonium reptans

 Summer House/ Grape walk:
Aesculus hippocastanum
Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii'
Helleborus ×nigercors 'Green Heron'
Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash '
Pulmonaria 'Majeste'
Arabis sturii
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum
Athyrium 'Ghost'
Corydalis ochroleuca
Polygonatum kingianum
Trillium grandiflorum 'Flore Plena'
Geranium phaeum 'Samobor'
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album'

Tea House:
Forsythia sp. -
Helleborus 'Blue Lady'
Tulipa 'Monte Carlo'
Tulipa 'Barcelona'
Tulipa (Beauty Queen™)
Aquilegia sp.
Viburnum rhytidophyllum
Corydalis ochroleuca
Primula aff. Veris
Iris sibirica 'China Spring'

Walk between Tea House and Cascade:
Malus sp.-  finishing

Cascade:
Syringa 'Evangeline'
Helleborus foetidus

'Daff Slope:
Narcissus 'Candy Princess'
 
South Pond:
Narcissus sp.


May 3 thru May 10

 Click on the collage below to view a larger version
or visit our Flickr photo album to see lots more photographs
of plants in flower: What's In Bloom - Late April-Early May May 3 - 10 a

Front Gate and Allée:
Claytonia virginica photo #1
Tiarella cordifolia 'Delaware'
Tiarella cordifolia 'Octoraro'
Cercis canadensis 'Pennsylvania Pride Pink Heartbreaker' (Pink Heartbreaker PPAF™)

Around Parking Area:
Rhododendron schlippenbachiiphoto #3
Cercis canadensis
Cornus alternifolia
Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon' photo #4
Dicentra eximia photo #4

House Forecourt:
Geranium ×cantabrigiense 'St. Ola'
Viburnum macrocephalum f. keteleeri
Trillium grandiflorum photo #2
Trillium sessile photo #5
Iberis sempervirens 'Purity'
Geum triflorum
Strelitzia
Narcissus ×odorus 'Plenus'
Viola labradorica
Rhododendron makinoi x pachysanthum
Magnolia ‘Judy Zuk’

Main Lawn:
Corydalis lutea
Lamium maculatum 'Orchid Frost'
Syringa vulgaris 'Wonder Blue'
Daphne ×transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance'
Exochorda ×macrantha 'The Bride'

West Walk:
Pyrus spp.
Malus spp.
Syringa ×hyacinthiflora 'Annabel'
Syringa oblata subsp. dilatata 'Cheyenne'
Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'
Ajuga reptans 'Binblasca' (Black Scallop)
Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue'
Brunnera macrophylla
Epimedium pinnatum subsp. colchicum
Rhododendron 'Mary Fleming'
Viburnum ×carlcephalum 'Cayuga'
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae
Halesia tetraptera var. monticola 'Arnold Pink'

Reflecting Pool Terrace:
Cercis chinensis f. alba
Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns'
Viburnum macrocephalum
Helleborus ×hybridus (Obsidian Strain)
Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'
Geranium maculatum 'Espresso'
Narcissus 'Stainless'
Spiraea fritschiana 'Wilma' (Pink Parasols™)
Chaenomeles ×superba 'Cameo'
Chaenomeles japonica 'Atsuya Hamada'
Chaenomeles 'Scarlet Storm' - (this is a slightly lighter shade of Red than 'Atsuya Hamada' )
Rhododendron 'Anita Gehnrich'
Allium aflatunense 'Purple Sensation'
Allium aflatunense
Prunus serrulata ‘ Kwanzan’
Dianthus ×allwoodii 'Frosty Fire'
Aquilegia 'The Swarm'

Reflecting Pool:
Camassia ×leichtlinii 'Blue Heaven'

Croquet Lawn:
Spiraea thunbergii 'Ogon' (Mellow Yellow®)
Tulipia 'Helmar' growing at the feet of
    the lions photo #6

Garden of the Zodiac:
Syringa ×laciniata
Chaenomeles 'O Yashima'
Trillium erectum

West Woods:
Polemonium reptans

 Summer House/ Grape walk:
Iris cristata
Helleborus ×nigercors 'Green Heron'
Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash '
Pulmonaria 'Majeste'
Arabis sturii
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum
Athyrium 'Ghost'
Corydalis ochroleuca

Tea House:
Forsythia sp. -
Helleborus 'Blue Lady'
Trillium grandiflorum 'Flore Plena'
Tulipa 'Monte Carlo'
Tulipa 'Barcelona'
Tulipa (Beauty Queen™)

Walk between Tea House and Cascade:
Malus sp.- photo #7

Cascade:
Narcissus 'Sailboat'
Narcissus jonquilla
Syringa 'Evangeline'
Helleborus foetidus
Petasites japonicus

Beneath the Dawn Redwoods:
What appears to be Cordydalis dajingensis

South Ponds:
Hyacinthus orientalis- this may not be the correct name...
Narcissus sp.
 
'Daff Slope:
Narcissus 'Candy Princess'
Narcissus 'Sailboat'
 




April 27 - May 3

Click on the collage below to view a larger version
or visit our Flickr photo album to see lots more photographs
of plants in flower: What's In Bloom April 27 - May 3

April 27-May2


Front Gate:

Corylopsis sinensis  var. willmottiae
Corylopsis glabrescens var. gotoana 'March Jewel'

Around Parking Area:
Rhododendron schlippenbachii

House Forecourt:
Trillium grandiflorum
Trillium sessile
Iberis sempervirens 'Purity'
Strelitzia

Main Lawn:
Corydalis lutea
Lamium maculatum 'Orchid Frost'
Syringa vulgaris 'Wonder Blue'
Daphne ×transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance'

West Walk:
Bergenia ciliate
Veronica peduncularis '
Georgia Blue' photo #1
Brunnera macrophylla

Epimedium pinnatum subsp. colchicum
Pieris japonica 'Dorothy Wycoff'
Rhododendron 'Mary Fleming'
Viburnum ×carlcephalum 'Cayuga'
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae
Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash '

Reflecting Pool Terrace:
Muscari 'Pink Sunrise'
Narcissus 'Stainless'
Helleborus ×hybridus (Obsidian Strain)
Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'
Spiraea fritschiana 'Wilma' (Pink Parasols™)
Chaenomeles ×superba 'Cameo' photo #3
Chaenomeles japonica 'Atsuya Hamada' photo #2
Chaenomeles 'Scarlet Storm' - (this is a slightly lighter shade of Red than 'Atsuya Hamada' )
Camassia ×leichtlinii 'Blue Heaven'
Primula veris

Croquet Lawn:
Spiraea thunbergii 'Ogon' (Mellow Yellow®) photo #4
Tulipia 'Helmar' - growing at the feet of the lions

Garden of the Zodiac:
Syringa ×laciniata
Chaenomeles 'O Yashima'
 
Carriage path:
Magnolia stellata

Summer House/ Grape walk:
Magnolia ×soulangeana
Sanguinaria canadensis 'Multiplex'
Helleborus ×nigercors 'Green Heron'
Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash '
Pulmonaria 'Majeste'
Arabis sturii
Epimedium grandiflorum
'White Queen' photo #5
 

Tea House:
Narcissus sp.-
Forsythia sp. -
Helleborus 'Blue Lady'
Trillium grandiflorum 'Flore Plena'
Tulipia sp.-

Mag Lawn:
Magnolia stellata
Prunus mume 'Omoi-no-mama'
 
Cascade:
Narcissus 'Sailboat'
What appears to be Hyacinth orientalis 'Gypsy     Queen'
Narcissus jonquilla
Syringa 'Evangeline' photo #6
Helleborus foetidus
Petasites japonicus

Beneath the Dawn Redwoods:
What appears to be Cordydalis dajingensis

South Ponds:
Hyacinthus orientalis- this may not be the correct name...
Narcissus sp.
 
'Daff Slope:
Narcissus 'Candy Princess'
Narcissus 'Sailboat'